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December 23, 2019 – January 5, 2020

God of creation, thank you for the beauty of winter- for snow, icy windowpanes, evergreen trees, warm coats, sledding, and hot cocoa. Let us enjoy Your creation in all its glory, this winter and always.

Saint John Baptist de La Salle – Pray for us! 
Live Jesus in our Hearts – Forever!


Daily Digest

Friday, December 27

  • 9:00am Basketball: Boys C Tournament @ Benilde-St. Margaret
  • 10:30am Basketball: Boys 9 Gold Tournament @ Benild-St. Margaret
  • 3:00pm Hockey: Girls Varsity vs Waseca @ Minnehaha Academy Ice Arena – South Campus
  • 5:00pm Hockey: Boys JV Game vs Robbinsdale Armstrong @ Minnehaha Academy Ice Arena – South Campus
  • 5:30pm Basketball: Boys Varsity Game vs. Cornerstone, Texas @ Corn Palace (2019 Hoop City Classic in South Dakota)
  • 7:00pm Hockey: Boys Varsity Game vs Robbinsdale Armstrong @ Minnehaha Academy Ice Arena – South Campus

Saturday, December 28

  • 2:00pm Hockey: Girls Varsity Game vs. Rochester Century @ Minnehaha Academy Ice Arena – South Campus
  • 6:30pm Basketball: Boys Varsity vs Branden Valley, South Dakota @ Pentagon (2019 Hoop City Classic in South Dakota)

Thursday, January 2

  • 2:00pm Hockey: Girls Varsity Game vs Mankato West @ Minnehaha Academy Ice Arena – South Campus
  • 5:00pm Hockey: Boys JV Game vs St. Paul Academy and Summit @ SPA – Drake Arena
  • 7:00pm Hockey: BoysVarsity Game vs St. Paul Academy and Summit @ SPA – Drake Arena

Friday, January 3

  • 2:00pm Hockey: Girls Varsity Game vs Waseca @ Waseca Community Arena
  • 4:00pm Basketball: Girls C Game vs Eden Prairie @ Eden Prairie High School
  • 5:30pm Basketball: Girls JV Game vs Eden Prairie @ Eden Prairie High School
  • 7:00pm Basketball: Girls Varsity Game vs Eden Prairie @ Eden Prairie High School

Saturday, January 4

  • 8:00am Wrestling: Varsity Invitational vs. Hopkins @ Hopkins Lindbergh Center
  • 1:00pm Hockey: Boys JV Game vs Providence Academy @ Plymouth Arena and Pool/Lifetime Fitness
  • 3:00pm Hockey: Boys Varsity Game vs Providence Academy @ Plymouth Arena and Pool/Lifetime Fitness


*For the most up-to-date information about athletic competitions, matches, or games, please refer to the DeLaSalle’s Activities website and calendar.


In the news…

There are no classes at DeLaSalle December 23-January 3 as we observe Christmas break. The school will be closed December 25 for Christmas and January 1 for New Year’s Day but will be open during normal business hours from 8:00am-4:00pm all other weekdays.

Please note that many staff members choose to take time off during the break. You may find how to individually contact a staff member through our online staff directory.

Classes resume at 8:30am as DeLaSalle begins the second semester. Students received their second semester course schedules via their Islander Apps email on December 20 and will receive a reminder on Saturday, January 4.

We invite prospective students and their families to join us at our Winter Open House to learn more about DeLaSalle’s mission and vision and hear from teachers in each department about our college preparatory curriculum. You can also learn about our Catholic, Lasallian heritage, student activities, financial aid, and more.

Because we will need to set up for the Open House and clean the entire campus earlier in the afternoon, we ask that all students not involved in work service or a previously scheduled, after school activity please leave campus immediately after school on Wednesday. The Library, D104, and the entire B building will be closed at 3:15 p.m on Wednesday. Thank you for understanding this request and making plans now to go home immediately after school on the 8th.

On Monday, January 6 from 6:30-8:00pm in the Schulze Learning Lab, we will welcome back members of the DeLaSalle class of 2019 to our young alumni panel! They are fresh from their first semesters of college and full of fascinating perspective. This meeting is an annual favorite and offers parents the chance to ask questions covering college choices, application processes, first year surprises, what they might do differently, and how they would advise current De students/parents who are considering their own college options. This meeting is worth attending every year as this journey is always changing, and these students always have something new to share.

Please update your school-issued iPad to iOS 13 over Christmas break. We highly suggest you make sure the device is backed up to the iCloud before updating. This must be done at home, it cannot be done at school.

App updates will be sent out periodically over Christmas break.

DeLaSalle Student Activities is piloting Remind, a messaging app that will help bridge gaps in communication among teams, coaches and moderators, student-athletes, and parents. The app can be used by both parents and guardians as well as students. Remind is grouped in “classes” and you can sign up to receive communications for any team on which your child participates. Some programs have individual teams listed (ex: Varsity, JV, or C), others have individual teams plus a program-wide “class” in order to communicate with all teams at once. Click here for instructions on how to download the app and sign up.

DeLaSalle’s athletic trainer, Cindy Schlafmann, is available to meet with and provide training support to student-athletes. She works in the athletic training office in the Main Gym.

Her winter athletic training hours are:

  • Monday: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
  • Tuesday – Friday: 3:15-4:15pm

Any students who experience an injury during their sport should connect with Cindy before returning to play. If you need her outside of her scheduled hours, you may email Cindy.

Young women from DeLaSalle are invited to broaden their range of college options by participating in a summer program at one of 11 schools, including several Ivy League institutions, through the Joyce Ivy Foundation. Applications are due March 1 for the Summer Scholars Program, which provides full or partial scholarships based on merit and financial need. ]

Participating schools include Barnard; Brown; Cornell; Emory; Harvard; Johns Hopkins; MIT; Smith; Stanford; Washington University; and Yale.

The Guidance Office encourages students to apply for these college scholarships:

  • The Coolidge Scholarship is an annually awarded, full-ride, presidential scholarship that covers a student’s tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years of undergraduate study. The Coolidge may be used by recipients at any accredited American college or university. Anyone of any background, pursuing any academic discipline of study, may apply to this non-partisan, need-blind, program. Students apply for the Coolidge Scholarship during their junior year of high school.
  • Graduating seniors in the Class of 2020 with a minimum 3.0-grade point average and a composite ACT score of 18 can apply for a Wallin Education Partners scholarship. The scholarship includes up to $16,000 over four years for students attending a four-year public or private institution in Iowa, Minnesota, the Dakotas, Wisconsin, or any historically black college or university (HBCU) in the country.